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Urban Native Girl
Urban Native Girl

film & television production Urban Native Girl

financiers APTN | Canada Media Fund

released 2016

run time 13 x 30 minutes

project type Documentary Series

director Shane Belcourt


Urban Native Girl is a 13-episode biographical documentary series that follows Lisa Charleyboy, an Aboriginal fashionista, as she builds her team and follows her dream to transform her online blog into a glossy print magazine. We get to know key people in her life and meet some of the talented individuals behind the Aboriginal cultural renaissance, as we travel from Toronto to British Columbia with interesting stops along the way as Lisa traces back to her roots and returns home to the reserve to recount the memories of her past. Meanwhile, Lisa learns the harsh realities about print magazines today, an industry whose heyday has long since passed and whose future is, at best, tenuous and uncertain. Are Lisa’s hopes of creating the magazine going to be dashed, or will she somehow find a way to succeed when so many of the industry icons have folded?

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